Re: Off My Chest
Timothy J O'Leary (tjo@CPTCHR.AFIP.MIL)
Mon, 26 Jun 1995 11:43:27 -0700
On Sun, 25 Jun 1995, R.E. Lovejoy III wrote:
> My Asbestos suit is on.
> I was wondering if any of the unit leaders, especially multiple hatters,
> have ever wondered where some of the District Scouter's heads are?
It's clear that I'm lucky that my District Committee and Commissioner
staff (by the way, that's the Olde Mill District of NCAC) really do know
what they are doing. But the Disctrict Scouters need unit help to do a
good job. A few reflections for unit leaders on District/Unit
1. Do we know our District Scouters well? Do we know their families?
Do they know ours? Do we give them a chance to know our units by
inviting them to our meetings and activities?
2. Does our chartered organization support the Distric Committee? Does
our COR attend District committee meetings?
3. Are our unit leaders trained? Do they attend roundtables?
4. When a District Scouter does a good job, do we say "thank you?" Do
we make sure that the "high performers" are nominated for District
5. Do our units give their resources to the District Program. Are our
Boy Scouts willing to help our with "Webelos Weekend?" Do we help
the District Scouters people to help out with District activities.
Do we, perhaps once a year, help out with a District activity?
As a Unit Scouter (Cubmaster and Troop Committee Chair), I find that the
efforts of District Scouters make it much easier for the pack and troop
to conduct a quality program. But the District program works because a
there are lots and lots of unit scouters, some with "dual hats" and
others of whom just "help out every now and again" who make the program
I don't know for sure that the "friendship" between unit Scouters and
District Scouters makes the difference for Olde Mill. It can't hurt,
CC Troop 772, CM Pack 1072, Eagle '65
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City